…Until our LGBT and queer communities and the world at large acknowledge the violence and hatred that trans people – and especially trans women – face on a daily basis, I am committed to bringing awareness to the problem by calling out sexism, transphobia and trans-misogyny when I see it. This transman is committed to making it better for his fellow trans folk by being out, honest and courageous in the truth he speaks and writes. I encourage everyone reading to examine your own thoughts about gender conformity and to eliminate the language and fear that constricts each of us.
TW: Rape Insensitivity/Rape "Jokes"/Rape Culture: Facebook Pulls A Few Controversial Rape Pages, But Many Remain
“…Facebook initially declined to pull the controversial pages, citing users’ freedom to voice their opinions and likening the pages to jokes friends might tell over a few beers. The social network has faced similar criticism in the past and has been called on to remove pages belonging to Holocaust-deniers, or advocating a “Third Palestinian Intifada” against Israel.
‘It is very important to point out that what one person finds offensive another can find entertaining, just as telling a rude joke won’t get you thrown out of your local pub, it won’t get you thrown off Facebook,”’ Facebook told the BBC in August of this year.
Yet critics countered that pages that can be interpreted as advocating rape and violence, such as “It’s not rape if you yell surprise,” violate Facebook’s own policies and have no place on the social network. In September, Change.org member John Raines launched a petition asking Facebook to pull pages that “encourage or condone rape,” and in November, the organization spearheaded a Twitter campaign calling on people to highlight offensive Facebook pages with the hashtag “#notfunnyfacebook…”“
Some Horrible past and present FB pages:
“What’s 10 inches and gets girls to have sex with me? My knife.”
“I know a silly little b—ch that needs a good slap”
“Kicking sluts in the vagina because its [sic] funny watching your foot disappear”
“Riding my girlfriend softly so she doesn’t wake up”
“It’s not rape if you yell surprise”
“How dare you call me a rapist!!! Jk, Get in the Van”
“If I wanted you to open your mouth I would have dropped my pants”
“Throwing eggs at sluts, brick shaped eggs — made from brick,” which invites people to rate other users’ photos with comments like “drown” or “hit……. With a shovel.”
“Wiping makeup off your shoe after a long day of kicking sluts in the face”
I was searching for books on social anxiety and this came up.
How to Get Almost Instant Obedience From Your Woman book description:
All it takes is 15 minutes to read this short book, and it’ll show you exactly how to ‘break in’ even the most stubborn and unsubmissive woman like a cowboy breaks in a bucking hell bitch — so you can enjoy more sex (as often as you want!), less nagging and the kind of peace of mind only a few ‘lucky’ men on earth have.
This book is not about being a jerk.
And it’s not about hating women, either.
It’s simply about getting your woman to submit.
To OBEY you.
And, to do it in a way you BOTH will love.”
I’m adding some tags of my own. Feel free to join me:
Printing this off tomorrow, the cat-calling has started to happen again around my area.
It happened to me and my 16 year old sister the other night as soon as we stepped out of our front door. Fucking being harassed on our own front garden.
There were three young guys stood outside the house opposite ours (one of whom has a brother who has recently murdered his own aunty and grandma, and another brother who has just come out of prison for stealing a car off an on-call emergency doctor on the way to save a little girls life, who was involved in a stabbing down the road from me the other night..) So I’m feeling pretty anxious about what he’s going to be like/what he could do or arrange hdskfjhsk but yeah. I basically s h o u t e d. I flipped. I was effing and jeffing and humiliated them as I do even though it was 10pm in a really quiet neighborhood full of children and elderly people ¬_¬.
I need this leaflet so I can just hand it out and save my blood pressure from rising a ridiculous amount every time I’m objectified/men express entitlement. I aint jeopardising my health for no misogynist anymore.
[TW: street harassment] When my confident, curious, adventurous 12-year-old daughter asked if she could go get ice cream by herself (we live in a city) the first thing that I thought of was how to prepare her to hear:
“Where’s my smile, baby?”
“Wanna go for a ride?”
What if she is surprised? Looks down? Doesn’t give the guy speaking to her the positive response that he seems to think he’s entitled to? What hurtful, explicit things will he then say to put her in her place?
From now on, she’ll have to be on alert. How many times will she have to go out of her way, take longer routes, not go certain places, alter her clothes? Not forget to hold her keys poking through her fingers? Not take certain buses, and pay for a cab instead of taking a metro? Take her lighthearted moods and tuck them away behind earphones and fake phone conversations?
How will it make my daughter feel? Powerless? Angry? Sad? Scared? It’s stressful and depressing to have to acknowledge the underlying threat of violence, especially in a culture that is dedicated to equality for all, a concept predicated on equal and safe access to public space and free speech. Her loss of innocence will have as much to do with the betrayal of this myth of equality and equal access as with understanding her physical vulnerability.
“Women’s misogynist behaviour towards each other exposes something deep and dark within women’s relationships. Underneath the popular image of women being good at relationships lies a reality that blocks our ability to support, protect and fight for each other. Something is causing women to hate each other, to feel jealous of each other and to tear each other down. Something is teaching women to use the language and weapons of patriarchy against each other…” -Rossje Hasseldine
WTF…“PH Darling Adult Women’s Costume”
Earn your PhD in sexy! Graduate with honors and perhaps a husband in this sexy cap and gown. Who says cracking the books is boring - the fellows will line up to carry your books. Start your tutoring in love and romance in this fun and frisky costume that highlights your finest achievements.
Hooray for sexism (and heterosexism)!